About Ashley Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery

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The Ashley Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery is the only permanent physical reminder of the McIntosh County, North Dakota Jewish farming community. 1200 Jewish farmers farmed on 250 homesteads in over fifty North Dakota settlements from the late 1870's. Unlike most of their Jewish brethren who remained on or near the east coast in bigger cities, they headed to “The Great Northwest” to become farmers – boarding trains from New York to the prairie, then climbing into horse drawn buggies or walking to Ashley in ruts of ox-cart trails from the train depot at Eureka, South Dakota, “Odessa of the North.”
This Cemetery was named by the National Parks Service of the Department of the Interior to the National Historic Register on November 17, 2015, as a significant historic property, worthy of preservation. The National Parks Service cite, with a link to the Nomination can be found at www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/15000807.htm. A detailed list of people buried at the cemetery with monuments, along with pictures may be found at www.ashleyjewishcemetery.org. Thank you!

Ashley Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery

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Help Ashley Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery reach its goal of $5000.00 by June 04, 2016
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$3340.00 more to go!
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May 26, 2017
Memory of David Ourach made a $72.00 donation.
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May 22, 2017
Gerry & Sherna Posner made a $100.00 donation.
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May 21, 2017
Ronni Siver made a $36.00 donation.
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May 14, 2017
Scott & Sandi Bernstein made a $100.00 donation.
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May 02, 2017
Freda Dorfman made a $100.00 donation.
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April 28, 2017
Raule Nemer& Bob Topp in memory of RuthAnne Kaufman made a $200.00 donation.
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April 22, 2017
Regina M Anavy made a $500.00 donation.
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March 26, 2017
Bruce Dorfman made a $50.00 donation.
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February 27, 2017
Mary Cohen made a $50.00 donation.
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February 27, 2017
Thomas L Sperling made a $25.00 donation.
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November 25, 2016
Anonymous Donor made a donation.
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April 07, 2016
In memory of Sara & Israel Auerbach made a $50.00 donation.
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March 21, 2016
Homesteaders Oscar & Rebecca Silverlieb made a $50.00 donation.
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March 19, 2016
memory of Kenneth Bender, former President of AJHC made a $36.00 donation.
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March 19, 2016
Homesteaders Kiva & Rebecca and Joseph & Mary Bender made a $36.00 donation.
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March 19, 2016
In memory oj Joseph and Mary Bender made a $50.00 donation.
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